LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGEWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Born inside/outside marriage - spouses of LS members dying before age 16.
Full description: Formerly referred to as 'Legitimacy'
Coding notes: Blank = Not applicable (spouse of LS member should be aged over 16)

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19811231)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from information collected at birth registration held in entry at NHSCR and linked to death record when death entered in register This Census variable (age at death under 16) was linked to LS Members and included automatically in the Model 204 database, but is of no practical use, as clearly a spouse cannot be under 16 years old.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range: To: 19811231 
Keyword: Mortality
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).